Analysis of Secure Mobile Grid Systems: A Systematic Approach

TitleAnalysis of Secure Mobile Grid Systems: A Systematic Approach
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsD. G. Rosado, E. Fernandez-Medina, J. Lopez, and M. Piattini
JournalInformation and Software Technology
Volume52
Pagination517-536
Date PublishedMay 2010
PublisherElsevier
ISSN Number0950-5849
Abstract

Developing software through systematic processes is becoming more and more important due to the growing complexity of software development. It is important that the development process used integrates security aspects from the first stages at the same level as other functional and non-functional requirements. Systems which are based on Grid Computing are a kind of systems that have clear differentiating features in which security is a highly important aspect. The Mobile Grid, which is relevant to both Grid and Mobile Computing, is a full inheritor of the Grid with the additional feature that it supports mobile users and resources. A development methodology for Secure Mobile Grid Systems is proposed in which the security aspects are considered from the first stages of the life-cycle and in which the mobile Grid technological environment is always present in each activity. This paper presents the analysis activity, in which the requirements (focusing on the grid, mobile and security requirements) of the system are specified and which is driven by reusable use cases through which the requirements and needs of these systems can be defined. These use cases have been defined through a UML-extension for security use cases and Grid use cases which capture the behaviour of this kind of systems. The analysis activity has been applied to a real case.

DOI10.1016/j.infsof.2010.01.002
Citation Keyrosado2010b

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